What a great meeting!

If you didn’t make it to the October meeting you really missed a treat. Ron and Theresa from the Buffalo Wool Company brought some simply amazing samples and had the “Yarn Truck” set up in the parking lot for all of us avid shoppers. Photos will be posted soon.

The Events page has been updated. Thank you all for speaking up about upcoming events!

Stay tuned – photos, Show & Tell, and more will be posted in the upcoming week.

October Meeting & Program

Thank you everyone who came to our September meeting. You got our season off to a great start! Please be sure to visit the Members page to review the Meeting Minutes before the October meeting.

We’ve shifted our official start time to 7:15 pm. This will give everyone time to get settled in.

Our October program is really going to be interesting. Our guest this month, Ron Miskin of the Buffalo Wool Company, is going to talk about the evolution of a yarn from concept and idea into the bundle of fiber goodness we purchase as a finished product. Ron and his wife, Theresa, have been raising bison for almost 30 years, and they are passionate about bringing you the best quality bison products.  For the last ten years they have been developing a supply chain incorporating small mills, local designers, and large ranches. They are just about to launch a new yarn and will be providing us with a sneak peek!

Ron has spoken to the Guild before and will have some goodies available for purchase the night of the program.

Don’t forget your items for Show & Tell! We had some great items shared with us at the September meeting – check out the Photos!

See you Tuesday, October 6th!

The next Board Meeting will be held on October 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Panera Bread (Preston/Forest location)

A letter from our President

DHKG Renewal Time!!!!

Welcome to 2015 – 2016

They say in “Fashion Everything Old is New Again”  (i.e. low cut jeans, platform shoes).  That could apply to the 2015 – 2016 DHKG year.

  1. New Meeting Location: Walnut Hill Rec Center, Northwest corner Midway @ Walnut Hill Rec    Center – New Location for this year.  Old: Actually it was the Guild’s Meeting place in the 1990’s.  New Start time: 7 pm instead of 7:30. More time for Programs and Show & Tell.
  2. Workshop: New 1 Day Workshop: Ann McCauley Workshop; Sunday, September 13th. Old Location: Knitting Fairy Yarn Studio and same format 3 hour workshop in the morning and a 3 hour workshop after lunch. See enclosed Flyer for Information!
  3. Yarn Crawl: New Dates, new opportunities for Fiber Lovers. Old: Same format–Visit area Fiber Business; show your support!!!
  4. Stitches Texas: New to Texas. Old: same style as Stitches East, West and Midwest (Knitting classes, market place)
  5. Dues: $30- to renew your membership- We hope you will–more knitters the better!!!!! Old: same price as before…..great programs, great show & tell and great Members!
  6. This Year’s Board: (Kay, Lorraine, Laura, Vanessa)  New Additions, New Attitudes… Adding a New Perspective! Old Guard: (Lea, Rojean and Me) Tradition Bound… Giving the Guild Best of Both!!   Working together for DHKG Benefit!

Programs:  Vanessa has a full slate of Knitting programs – Check out the Meetings page for more information. Something for Everyone!!!

Membership: Kay and Lorraine- 2 are better than 1 handling Membership Badges, Discount Cards, Sign In Desk, etc.

Website: Laura has great ideas on updating the website; Send All Knitting Events & Information for Website Publication & Guild Notification

Treasurer: Lea keeps us on Budget and monitor of all things Money.

Secretary: Rojean is our Scribe-handling the all Guild Minutes & Correspondence

President: Me-Guild Management

Look forward to seeing each and every one of you Tuesday September 1st at 7 pm.


Sheryl E. Dial
2015 – 2016

New Meeting Place… and Time

The board has been hard at work over the summer! One of the first things we wanted to do was find a new location this is more centrally located. Meetings for the 2015-2016 season will be held at:

Walnut Hill Rec Center
10011 Midway Road
Dallas, TX 75229

The Rec Center is at the northwest corner of Walnut Hill and Midway. Click here for a map.

We are also extending our meeting time by 30 minutes. Meetings will now begin at 7:00 pm instead of 7:30, and will still end at 9:00.

Stay tuned for an announcement about this year’s programs!

A mystery Stitch pattern, and Fiesta Time!


It’s May 5 and I hope I’ll see you for this evening’s meeting! I know it’s late notice, but time honestly snuck up on me! It was Easter a minute ago, and here we are at Cinco de Mayo! Kids are getting ready for summer vacation, and I feel like I’m barely out of my winter wardrobe. Ah well, time flies when you’re having fun!

April was a nutty month at the Lewis house, partly because we didn’t even get to live there for 9 days in April, and not for a fun reason, either – our hot water heater tank gave up the ghost and flooded the bottom floor of our home. My husband came home to water sheeting out from under the front door, and entered the house to find a soaking wet dog standing in the rushing water, wondering how she got herself into that!  Thankfully it was not hot water rushing out and dog, while sodden, was otherwise fine.  The flooring is wrecked and our closet has been gutted to the slab and the sheet rock, but the good news is that neither the pets nor the yarn studio were harmed (priorities, you know?!), and we’re all stowed away at my parents’ house for the duration, while our landlords figure out the world of homeowners insurance and getting things put back to livable.

Meanwhile, we have some fun to attend, so let’s do it!

The March and April meeting minutes are available in the members’ only section.
Our May meeting is Tuesday, May 5, and you know what that means!

Okay, it means that we’ll be celebrating our stepping-down board members and welcoming the membership who are stepping up into these critical roles.

We’re also going to welcome speaker Michael Cook and talking about silk and sericulture (the fancy word for growing silkworms)! Come and hear Michael wax rhapsodic (on his wedding anniversary, no less!) About the incredible bombyx moths he raises and the output of their lives- beautiful silk, that stuff of legend from time immemorial. I look forward to seeing you all at the meeting and having a wonderful wrap-up of our 2014-2015 Guild-Year.

A Mystery!
A knitter contacted me recently inquiring whether any of our membership were familiar with this stitch pattern:
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If you have any suggestions what it might be, please email me. If it’s from a copyrighted source, please let me know that too, and I’ll pass on the info to the original asking party. It’s a lovely pattern, so any ideas of what its name might be or where to find the stitch pattern would be greatly appreciated!
See you on Cinco de Mayo!

Volunteer Opportunities!

In addition to our Nominating Queen hard at work in the background, putting next year’s slate of officers together (Say YES when she calls you – we won’t have a guild if we don’t have a Board!), we also have DFW Fiber Fest this weekend, and our member Cris Hays is the Volunteer Coordinator – busy lady!

She’s put out a call for help:

“I’m in need of DFW Fiber Fest volunteers.  Please, I really need you to step up for me n this.  See the list of days and times I still have to fill below:

Thursday:  6 people needed from 2PM to 6PM

Friday:       9 people needed from 8AM to 12:30PM
Friday:       8 people needed from 12:30PM to 3:30PM
Friday:       10 people needed from 3:30PM to 6:30PM

Saturday:   4 people needed from 8AM to 12:30PM
Saturday:   2 people needed from 12:30PM to 3:30PM
Saturday:   8 people needed from 3:30PM to 6:30PM

Sunday:     5 people needed from 8AM to 12:30PM
Sunday:     10 people needed from 12:30PM to 3:30PM
Sunday:     9 people needed from 3:30PM to 6:30PM
Sunday:     8 people needed from 6:30PM to 8:30PM

So as you see, I really need your help.  If there is any way you can help on any of these days and times, please email me right away.

Please, if you know of anyone that is wanting to volunteer who hasn’t yet, have them email me as soon as possible.”

March “Madness”!

March has roared in like a lion all right!  While we wait a little longer for those sweet green blades of grass and spring, we get to stretch sweater season a bit longer, and the Local Shops are helping us do just that!

March 6 is shearing day at Jacobs Reward Farm, and a fundraiser for the DFW Yarn Crawl!

March 14-15, for the poly-craftual, is the Dallas Quilt Show, at Market Hall

The guild will have its Night Knitters gathering on March 17 at 6:30 at Panera Bread at Preston/Forest

March 20-22 is DFW Fiber Fest, which will be held at the Irving Convention Center

March 28 is Knitapalooza, held by the Bluebonnet Knitting Guild, in Hurst.

I look forward to seeing you there!

On a sadder note:

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Martha Pittenger, who was a long-time member of the guild. Her obituary is available for a limited time through Legacy.com site, where you can also add an entry to her Guest Book.  She will be remembered through our In Memoriam Page, as well. Martha loved knitting and reading, and she was active for many years of faithful volunteerism. We’ll miss you, Martha.

Calling all Knitters!

We’re in search of… The Nominator(s)!

Photo by and (c)Vanillajoy.com

We’ve got the costumes, but not the heroes! 

As of today, Feb. 10, we have no Nominator(s).

That’s right! We need a nominating chairperson or a committee to help put together our slate of officers for the 2015-2016 guild year!  Without the Nominating person/committee, we won’t have a board, and without a board, we won’t have a GUILD!

You don’t have to act alone like Batman, you can be The Dynamic Duo! The Triumphant Trio! The Fab Fou—oh, wait, that’s the Beatles.  The Fantastic Four! The capes and masks are at your discretion. :) 

(Original photo and dolls created by and ©Dents de Loup)

So let’s step it up and get next year’s Board nominated!

If you would like to serve on a Board position next year, speak to a Board member.  If you would like to nominate a friend (after checking with that friend, of course – we don’t endorse surprise nominations), that’s an option too. But remember, without a board, we won’t be able to have a guild, so please step up and help us fill this important role!

Important dates:

Night Knitters will meet Tuesday, February 17 at Panera Bakery, located at Preston/Forest, from 6:30ish until they kick us out.

February’s Meeting Minutes and January’s Board Minutes have been posted on the Guild Website, under the Member’s Only section.

The DFW Fiber Fest Needs Volunteers! – Once completed, send your form to Cris Hays, Volunteer Coordinator Extraordinaire!

I hope I’ll see you on February 17!

Newsy Bits and Holiday chatter!

November Membership Minutes, Board Minutes and December Meeting minutes are up in the Members Only Section! Go check them out so we can finalize them at our January meeting. :)

Beth Brown-Reinsel Stranded Colorwork DVDs are still available for sale! I have 6 copies left and they’re still available. They cost $29 each and you can purchase them with cash or by check – please make any checks payable to Knitting Traditions. I’ll only have them through the January meeting – any unsold copies will be returned to Beth. Don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy Beth’s vast knowledge whenever you need it!

We will have our third and final Beth Brown-Reinsel Skype program at our January meeting, in the Oak Corner Room at the Center for Community Cooperation. We’ll be covering corrugated ribbing, Herringbone braid and some other colorwork stranding techniques with Beth. Make sure to mark your calendars for Tuesday, January 6, 2015  at the Center for Community Cooperation, 7:30 CST. I look forward to seeing you there!

It’s time to start thinking about how you can serve the Dallas Hand Knitters Guild in the 2015-2016 year. Speak to an Officer to learn more about the various leadership positions available, and brief descriptions of each role are outlined in our Guild Bylaws, located in the Members Only section. Email me if you need a password reminder!

I look forward to starting 2015 with a visit with my DHKG friends and family.

Knit on,


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